The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, the author’s latest piece of “spiritually engaged fiction”, is about a guitar man with a magic touch. A Christmas Escape by Anne Perry. A Mediterranean getaway becomes the scene of a crime in this latest Christmas mystery. The Scam by Janet Evanovich. Fox, a thief, and (O’) Hare, FBI, take on a money laundering operation.